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Miss Tonks Turns to Crime: The Poor Relation, Book 2 | [M. C. Beaton]

Miss Tonks Turns to Crime: The Poor Relation, Book 2

The poor relations, those genteel paupers of society who live on little more than their dignity, have banded together and started The Poor Relation hotel, hoping to be bought out by their embarrassed relations - but as the hotel prospered, they began to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Now once more they are in need of funds. To stoop to crime in their days of poverty was one thing, but to turn to it again when they have enjoyed a certain amount of success is quite another. But they all agree: the hotel must go on.
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The poor relations, those genteel paupers of society who live on little more than their dignity, have banded together and started The Poor Relation hotel, hoping to be bought out by their embarrassed relations - but as the hotel prospered, they began to enjoy the fruits of their labor. Now once more they are in need of funds. To stoop to crime in their days of poverty was one thing, but to turn to it again when they have enjoyed a certain amount of success is quite another. But they all agree: the hotel must go on.

And so poor, faded Miss Tonks has been persuaded to steal something valuable enough from her rich sister to set the poor relations on their feet. They all have their doubts about Miss Tonks’ chances for success, but the shy spinster has more than a few surprises in store. Flirtations and feelings abound amid the conspiring group.

©1993 Marion Chesney (P)2012 AudioGO

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    Clare Vancouver, BC, Canada 05-13-12
    Clare Vancouver, BC, Canada 05-13-12 Member Since 2014

    Historical & SciFi Book Lover, especially Georgette Heyer, Lois McMaster Bujold, Connie Willis (& New Who). Also books for the kids.

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    "More Regency Fun! Miss Tonks Saves the Day!"

    This is the second in a series (would recommend finding "Lady Fortescue Steps Out", which is Book 1) about the fiscally challenged aristocrats who have started a genteel hotel.

    Once again finding themselves insolvent, they encourage the very timid Miss Tonks sets out to steal from her scheming, grasping sister.

    A thoroughly enjoyable innocuous novel, with some moments of high humour. Definitely will appeal to fans of Regency romances. This is as well researched as Georgette Heyer (although a lighter on substance), with details such as the quandary one experiences with a full chamber pot early in the evening.

    It is a cozy, comfort read. Readers might recognise the author under her other pen-name "Marion Chesney".

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Bibliopa 01-31-13
    Bibliopa 01-31-13
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    "Classic Marion Chesney"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Miss Tonks Turns to Crime to be better than the print version?

    I've loved the book series for years, It's great to listen to it as well. Each has it's own charms, but I must admit Davina Porter is charming to listen to.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The confidence Miss Tonks gains through her adventures


    Have you listened to any of Davina Porter’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Davina Porter is always excellent to listen to.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Melani 12-24-12
    Melani 12-24-12

    Self-admitted lazy reader who delights in listening to audiobooks!

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    "Delightful series!"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Miss Tonks Turns to Crime to be better than the print version?

    Davina Porter is such a gifted narrator. She brings the author's characters to life in a way that I could never envision just reading the printed book.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    I know the story revolved primarily around Miss Tonks, but Cassandra, Miss Tonks' niece was a treasure


    What does Davina Porter bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    On occasion I will read the print book of one I've recently listened to and I will actually "hear" Davina Porter's voice in my head narrating the characters.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I swear that I giggled out loud when Miss Tonks attempted to hold up her sister's carriage while disguised as a highwayman.


    Any additional comments?

    This series is IMO a hidden treasure. M. C. Beaton does a fabulous job of capturing the essence of Regency England.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Patti Chittenango, NY, United States 03-22-15
    Patti Chittenango, NY, United States 03-22-15 Member Since 2012
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    "So Much Fun"

    How can you not root for the success of the poor relations? Though the story line is simple and rather outrageous, it is all fun!! And all the fun is only made better by Davina Porter narrating. Can't miss.

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    Leslie Keshishian 03-09-15
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    "another great little story!"

    I enjoyed this book as much as the first. I will have to continue on with this sweet series!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Leslie Philadelphia, PA, United States 08-07-13
    Leslie Philadelphia, PA, United States 08-07-13

    I used to whistle while I worked. Now I read a book!

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    "Regency Romance and Fun"
    Where does Miss Tonks Turns to Crime rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I've read MANY audiobooks, so it's hard to say. However it's one I return to again and again. So that says something.


    What did you like best about this story?

    Well, as another reviewer pointed out. the storyline is a bit predictable. So, its not about the mystery of it all. I believe it's the character development. you really grow to care for the Poor Relations quite early. With all of their quirks.


    Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?

    Lady Fortescue, by far. I always wonder what her backstory would be. She's so proper and yet...


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No extreme reactions. I don't think this is that kind of story. Just made me smile and shake my head alot.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a good escapist book. I love stories of the Regency period. But I wouldn't want to live then. No central heating or plumbing. Yuck!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Marie Arlington, TN, United States 03-29-13
    Marie Arlington, TN, United States 03-29-13 Member Since 2013

    Glad to be part of the audible community and I hope that my reviews help to choose the right book and share my love of reading.

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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Well, I have been writing sincere review after review and nobody cares. So, here you go, you want to put down a credit do it, if not don't . Because no matter what I say you folks dont' care, I read all my previews before I buy a book, rate them accordingly, but you guys don't care. So WHY on earth should I bother. You got too much money, go ahead, and spend a credit.


    What other book might you compare Miss Tonks Turns to Crime to and why?

    none


    Which character – as performed by Davina Porter – was your favorite?


    davina porter makes the series


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    NO, it was a repetition to all the others, but I enjoyed it. So it is repetitive repetitive, repetive, repetivie, whatever!


    Any additional comments?


    repetitive, and you can guess what happens within all the books, so go ahead and don't like m comments

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    LK Montgomery County MD 03-17-13
    LK Montgomery County MD 03-17-13 Member Since 2015

    romance addict

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    "Not as good as1st but I still finished it one nigh"

    Excellent narration as always with Davina Porter. The story is cute. Love this series. Not all smutty but very engaging. Laughed a lot.

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    Midwest Lady Indiana 03-12-13
    Midwest Lady Indiana 03-12-13

    Reader. Painter. Newspaper columnist. Nurse. Humane Society. Lake life. Walker. Happily remarried - was a widow.

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    "What a fun romp through the Edwardian aristocracy!"

    Ritch and poor, they are all aristocrats. It's Edwardian London and they need money so they send poor Miss Tonks out to steal. What a hoot! I won't spoil it but it is funny and charming both. I like this series.

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    BETH ATHENS, GA, United States 03-11-13
    BETH ATHENS, GA, United States 03-11-13 Member Since 2010
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    "M.C. Beaton and Davina Porter: Wonderful!"

    With M.C. Beaton's devilish and witty characters and Davina Porter's amazing ability to bring them to life, every book in this series is an absolute delight!

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